City of West Palm Beach is hiring a Fire Investigator

Rec. No19-333-008728
Job Title;  Fire Investigator
Department;  Fire Department
City Information:
The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 108,000) -with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals is a slice of paradise. As the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country the City of West Palm Beach offers a dynamic setting in which to live, work, play and enjoy all the attributes of South Florida Living. Our ethnically and culturally diverse community and workplace are the bedrock of our strength and resilience. The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses over 55 square miles. Among the City’s many attributes is an active and vibrant downtown and waterfront that serves to host a variety of nationally recognized cultural and leisure activities for residents and visitors.
West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government which combines the strong leadership of an elected Mayor, who is responsible for managing the affairs of the City, with a City Commission. Explore the many opportunities available for joining our diverse and winning team!
Under limited supervision, performs arson investigations; enforces and maintains compliance with laws and regulations governing fire safety; conducts annual re-checks of buildings and premises to ensure compliancewith fire prevention standards; ensures new buildings and business are in compliance with code requirements for fire and life safety; may perform related duties as assigned .
Depending on qualifications the starting salary for this position will be in the range of (Pay Grade 59):
Minimum Range Midpoint Range$25.94$33.06
Excellent Benefits!
High school diploma or GED from an institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education, and one (1) year of experience involving public contact, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Six (6) months of experience in the construction trade is preferred. Florida State Certification as Fire Safety Inspector I is required.

Florida State Certification as a Fire Investigator I, Fire Investigator II, Fire Investigator, or other equivalent Fire Investigator certification(s) is required, or the ability to obtainsuch certification within twelve (12) months from the date of employment.

This position requires FEMA certifications for IS-100.B (Introduction to Incident Command System); IS-200.B ICS (Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents); IS-700.A (National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction); and IS-800.B (National Response Framework, An Introduction).

A current and valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.

Special Driving Requirements:

Have not lost any driving privileges by reason of revocation, suspension or denial of license, or have been convicted and/or had an adjudication withheld of three or more moving violations or have had one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in any preceding twenty-four (24) month period.

Have not had more than one DUI (conviction or adjudication withheld) in Florida or any other state within the past ten (10) years. Additional Details The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.

State of Emergency:

When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration by the Mayor that a state of emergency exists, all employees will be deemed critical by the City.For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work. Employees deemed critical by the City but not needed for the initial preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail may be directed not to report to work, and given paid administrative leave or they may be reassigned to another location that best meet the needs of the City.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online by selecting the Apply Now button at the end of the job posting. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date. The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer. Veterans’ preference will be given in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes for those who met the minimum requirements of the position. Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening are required as condition of employment.